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How to manage sensitive oily skin
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How to manage sensitive oily skin

Effectively caring for oily sensitive skin involves avoiding potential irritants and choosing gentle skincare products
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Any type of skin – oily, dry, or normal – can be sensitive. If your skin is sensitive, you might experience redness, burning, itching, or dryness, regardless of how oily or dry it is. These symptoms may increase your skin’s sensitivity to irritants brought on by perfumes and environmental influences.

For people with sensitive, oily skin, sticking to a regimen that regulates oil production without aggravating skin or leaving it overly dry is an excellent strategy. This aids in halting more oil production and skin-related issues.

Dr Chinjitha T Davis, consultant dermatologist, Manipal Hospital, Goa, says oily sensitive skin can be caused by genetic and hormonal factors, as well as conditions like atopic dermatitis and rosacea. Several triggers can worsen oily sensitive skin, including stress, hot and humid climates, sugary foods, dairy products, junk food, and the use of steroids. “Underlying conditions like atopic dermatitis and rosacea can contribute to the development of oily sensitive skin. Identifying and addressing these conditions is crucial for effective management,” she confirms.

Balancing oily skin is already a challenge, and it becomes even more complicated for those with sensitive oily skin. According to Dr Mohd Asif, a dermatologist, and co-founder of Cara Hair Transplant and Aesthetic Center at Santacruz in Mumbai, sensitive oily skin poses a challenging task as it is necessary to suppress sebum production without drying the area and overburdening sensitivity.

According to a 2017 review by dermatologists Dr Dawnielle Endly in Colorado, and Dr Richard A Miller in Florida, severely oily skin can benefit from retinoids, topical niacinamide, certain hormonal birth control options, and the use of spironolactone (a medicine occasionally prescribed for PCOS). This is especially the case when the acne on oily, sensitive skin stems from an underlying medical condition.

Why personalise skincare routine

A personalised skincare routine for oily sensitive skin is crucial as it allows for the careful selection of products with gentle formulations, minimising the risk of triggering sensitivities while effectively managing excess oil production. Dr Asif says that to control regular problems that originate from oily and sensitive skin, a gentle skincare routine should be followed. “Seek out products that contain salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide to cure acne. To lessen the swelling and rash, consider using products with calming components, such as chamomile or aloe vera,” recommends Dr Asif. However, do not touch the face often because it could transfer the bacteria and aggravate acne. It is advisable to see a dermatologist to get specific recommendations and treatment alternatives.

Here is a personalised skincare routine for oily sensitive skin as suggested by Dr Asif and Dr Davis:

Gentle cleansing routine

Wash your face in the morning and evening but avoid vigorous scrubbing.

Opt for a general oily skin cleanser or a foaming face wash to keep it simple yet effective.

To reduce serum production, consider using a face wash containing salicylic acid.

Hydration is key

Choose a fragrance-free, non-comedogenic, lightweight oil-free moisturiser.

Look for a gel-type or creamy gel-type moisturiser for that perfect dose of hydration.

Opt for a lightweight, oil-free moisturiser—choose from non-comedogenic gel or oil types for a comfortable skincare routine.

Sunscreen defence

To ensure optimal protection for your skin without clogging pores, opt for a broad-spectrum, non-comedogenic sunscreen. If you find that chemical sunscreens cause irritation or discomfort, a gel-type or water-based formulation is an excellent alternative. These lighter, non-comedogenic options provide effective sun defence while maintaining the health and clarity of your skin.

Dr Davis recommends incorporating this skincare routine both in the morning and at night. “This includes using a suitable face wash, applying moisturiser, and incorporating a product that contains retinol into your nighttime regimen,” she says.

For those with sensitive, oily skin, sun protection is paramount. Sun exposure can exacerbate acne and clogged pores. Dr Asif recommends selecting sunscreens that are non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic, offering broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays. Opt for oil-free, lightweight formulas to prevent pore blockages and breakouts. A matte finish sunscreen can help control sebum production. Ensure liberal application and reapply every three hours to maintain effective protection.

What to avoid with oily sensitive skin

  • Ditch heavy make-up and foundations with a hefty base. Instead, use water-based and mineral-based alternatives for a lighter touch.
  • Avoid products containing coconut oil, cocoa butter, lanolin, and harsh chemicals.
  • Opt for gentle formulations to safeguard sensitive skin.
  • Say no to harsh exfoliants and chemical peels, as they can be too aggressive for sensitive skin.

Choose alcohol-free toners. Alcohol can strip the skin of essential oils, making them unsuitable for sensitive, oily skin.

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